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Plum (Prunus) Belle de Louvain
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Belle de Louvain


Description: Belle de Louvain is a culinary plum variety that produces very large, dull-purplish-red, oval shaped fruits. Flesh is greenish yellow, moderately juicy with good sharp but sweet flavour when it's cooked. A delicious variety best cooked into pastries or cake mixes but also tastes good when it's freshly eaten from the tree. Widely grown in Europe commercially and on a smaller scale in the UK. Very hardy variety.

History: It's exact origin is unknown. Found in Van Mons' collection in 1845 and named by Bivort.

Pollination Partners: Plum Czar Plum Yellow Pershore Damson Shropshire Prune Damson Merryweather Gage Jefferson Gage Coe's Golden Drop Mirabelle Golden Sphere Mirabelle de Nancy

General attributes

Suitable for planting in any UK district Suitable for planting in any UK district

Uses for this variety

Suitable for cooking Cooking
Plum Bite Eating

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 3 Flowering group 3
Self-fertile Self-fertile
Picking month Mid August Picking month Mid August